Mate 8 announced by Huawei in China with 6″ screen, Android 6.0 & metallic body


Mate 8 announced

Mate 8 announced in China by Huawei as a premium phablet with Marshmallow, metallic body and a 4,000 mAh battery.

In a press event held earlier this morning in Shanghai, China, Huawei took the wraps off of its latest smartphone dubbed Mate 8. The handset, which is actually a phablet due to its size: comes with a 6-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, packs Huawei’s latest Kirin 950 SoC, a 4,000 mAh battery and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with newest version of Emotion UI 4.0.

Huawei Mate 8 also features 8 and 16MP cameras, a fingerprint sensor positioned right under the main camera on the back, all-metal body and it will be commercially available with either 3 or 4GB of RAM. The 4GB RAM models will sport 64 or 128GB of built-in storage. The Mate 8 is said to be 100% more performant than the Ascend Mate 7 in terms of CPU, and 125% faster in terms of GPU.

The Mate 8 packs Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB, 4G LTE Cat 6, GPS, GLONASS and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity.

As for the price, Huawei says it will sell the Mate 8 starting at 445 Euros for the 3GB of RAM with 32GB of built-in storage and goes up to 650 Euros for the 128GB model with 4GB of RAM.